2,690 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-344 ft
Descent
00:05:02
Avg time

High Side Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cheakamus
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2572 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014

High Side is a fun, flowy descent connecting the bottom of See Colours and Puke towards the bottom of Highline/top of Farside. Predominately benchcut, but with a few natural bits, this trail will leave you with a smile on your face.

Bikes - downhill travel only please

Access Info

Best riding as the end of see colours and puke from the Lower Babylon connector, or climb Farside and Cheakamus Lake road to the Crater Rim lookout parking area and climb up See Colours and Puke for 10 minutes or so and look for High Side on the left.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for High Side mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -341 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,484 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,825 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,824 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,484 ft
  • Grade
    -12.7%
  • Grade max
    -30.3%
  • Grade min
    5%
  • Distance climb
    85 ft
  • Distance down
    2,441 ft
  • Distance flat
    164 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:59
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Status:
on Jul 26, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.75 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to high-side trailhead (50.059390, -123.021540)
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      High Side Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 9:39am
      Jul 26, 2020
      Running FANTASTIC! Such a well built trail. Thanks trail builders!!
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 8:43am
      Jul 15, 2020
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 11:14am
      Jul 4, 2020
      Mashed potatoes for the most part. Some sections starting to dry out after the rains.
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 8:48am
      Jun 26, 2020
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 7:30pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      reporter wee bit greasy and wet in places, but should dry out quick with the forecast sun later this week
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 37 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 722 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,816 rides
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      Photos

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      20 |
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 7:23pm
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      Oct 19, 2019 @ 7:22pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      332 |
      Aug 9, 2015 @ 11:22pm
      Aug 9, 2015
      528 |
      Oct 25, 2014 @ 9:43am
      Oct 25, 2014

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag NovemberCharlie (Jun 17, 2018 at 17:09)
       I actually found this trail to be more technically challenging than SCAP, despite being blue rated it felt like a black in spots. Good and challenging for sure with some steep rooty drop offs and tight switchbacks up top leading to flowy fun down lower. Well worth the ride up no matter where you are accessing from.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag miff (Jun 8, 2020 at 11:22)
       Snooze fest
      [Reply]

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